Sweating on a hot day or while working out is expected, but if you find that your underarms become excessively sweaty regardless of your circumstances, you may be suffering from a condition called axillary hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is more than just uncomfortable or embarrassing, it can make a person avoid social situations or job opportunities, and even stain and ruining clothing. Fortunately, there are safe and effective treatments available to eliminate hyperhidrosis.
Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis
An alternative treatment for excessive underarm sweating is Botox injections. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it blocks the electrical signals that stimulate muscle movement. Botox is most famously used to reduce wrinkles by paralyzing muscle tissue in the face, but can also be used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and sweating in other areas of the body, as well as the armpits.
By injecting Botox into the sweat glands in the underarms, patients will experience a marked decrease in sweat production for about six months. Botox is a temporary option for alleviating excessive sweat and can be repeated or “touched up” in order to maintain the results. Each session will require injections in each of the armpits with very fine needles to ensure minimal discomfort.